Amitabh Bachchan in conversation with Michael Bloomberg

Posted in the ugly on February 21, 2015 by Satyam

thanks to Xhobdo…

Salim’s Viewing! (updated)

Posted in the good on February 20, 2015 by Satyam

Mississippi Masala
A girl from a Hindu family of Ugandan Asians, now living in America, falls for a black guy. I found the early scenes showing the expulsion quite moving because my family also went through the same thing. Sharmila Tagore plays the girl’s mother – she looks so beautiful and elegant.

I really enjoyed this Bengali film, which tells the story of a debut director who wishes to remake Ray’s Nayak. Nandana Sen is awesome and the film too is very intriguing
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Badlapur, the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on February 19, 2015 by Satyam

last week’s thread

D Rama Naidu passes away..

Posted in the ugly on February 18, 2015 by Satyam

Twinkle Khanna on Our Unending Ability to be Offended

Posted in the good with tags , , , on February 16, 2015 by Qalandar

Thanks to agyaat for sending this my way — Qalandar


EXCERPT: “In my heart my city will always be Bombay because that is what I have known it as, and it does not antagonize me that a political party decided that it needs to be changed to Mumbai because according to them it was a legacy of the British rule, but a few weeks ago even the word Bombay was bleeped from poor Mihir Joshi’s song and I have not been able to wrap my head around that.
In the last few months, we have been offended by Obama’s chewing gum, Modi’s suit, Kiran Bedi for various reasons and, of course, by the infamous roast.
If I had to be offended by a live show I would rather be offended by Arnab who invites people on his show and then doesn’t let them speak. I saw an episode where he is asking the education minister a question and then screaming over her answers.
Now that’s just bad manners, at least in the AIB roast they called guests over, let them say their bit, people laughed and went home. But we still have to get outraged even though they had made it clear that the show is for adults only.
We now also have an assortment of people up in arms about the gags made on a person’s sexuality but shouldn’t we be more offended by the fact that homosexuality is considered illegal in India and that Section 377 still exists?”

Qissa (Images & Trailers)

Posted in the bad, the ugly on February 16, 2015 by Satyam

thanks to Xhobdo..

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The Little Master (ESPN Sachin documentary)

Posted in the ugly on February 15, 2015 by Satyam